Environment Archive

Prehistoric sturgeons wash up on the Fort Story beach

Mary Reid Barrow Prehistoric sturgeons wash up on beach

Nags Head posts no-swimming flags

NAGS HEAD It's  a little chilly, but in case you were planning to head out for a swim, the Nags Head Fire and Rescue Department has posted “no swimming” red flags on Nags Head’s beach. 

Close Encounters | Storms spur bird migration

With each successive nor'easter, more and more birds, from tiny warblers to big hawks, will migrate through the area. They funnel down the Eastern Shore, wait for favorable winds to help them make the Chesapeake Bay crossing, then travel down the Virginia Beach coast. The beauties will show up at bird feeders and in natural areas all over the beach in the next weeks.

Sea beans: A rare find on the Outer Banks

WANCHESE, N.C. Terri Kirby-Hathaway pulled a box full of shells and sea beans from under her desk. An upset postal worker had written a note on it, exclaiming, "Sand everywhere!" Kirby-Hathaway acknowledged the sea salvage stacked around her office creates a bit of a mess. "Everything in here is covered in sand," she said.

Environmental department takes comments on plan for reducing emissions at Portsmouth meeting

PORTSMOUTH The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will take comments from the public on a plan to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants Tuesday night. The event is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, according to a news release from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

Slow motion | Watch a wave roll in at the Little Island fishing pier
Erosion at Croatan Beach a serious problem, residents say

VIRGINIA BEACH All the preparation, sand replenishment projects and barriers designed to protect shorelines can't alter one basic fact: Nature always wins.

Residents sue to block wind farm in Pasquotank, Perquimans counties

RALEIGH, N.C. Two Perquimans County residents are suing to block a wind farm in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. Jillanne Gigi Badawi and her husband, Stephen Owens, are asking the office of administrative hearings to force state regulators to conduct a new review of the project, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

The Weather Channel is here? Must be a real storm

Mike Seidel had nowhere to run. Not with a shrinking sliver of Croatan Beach to his left and a violent, churning ocean lurking to his right.
Then again, where would he really go anyway?

Navy weather center: Worst flooding likely Sunday evening

With two storms meeting each other this weekend above us and rains already pounding down on us, one thing we know for sure: There will be floods.
So, how bad and when? Here’s the lowdown on high water in Hampton Roads.

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